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:D Coach Weis will be invading Virgina speaking and recruiting March 2nd 2006



Why not give it a try? She did; Weis said yes

The Virginian-Pilot

December 13, 2005




Loose ends . . .



Amy Morrissey Turk, president-elect of the Norfolk Sports Club, was angling for a serious catch when she dropped a line toward South Bend, Ind., in late October.


Seeking a banquet speaker for the club’s annual jamboree, Morrissey Turk talked up her organization, boasted of the loyal Notre Dame faithful in these parts and just happened to mention the copious young football talent being raised in Southeastern Virginia.


Then she crossed her fingers that Charlie Weis, coach of the Fighting Irish, would jump into the boat.


“Did I think I was going to get him? No way,” said Morrissey Turk, a former Old Dominion tennis player who will be the club’s first female president in 2006. “But if you shoot for the moon, maybe you’ll get a star.”


Darned if she didn’t: Weis will be on the dais as the featured guest the night of Thursday, March 2, at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside.


“I grew up a huge Notre Dame fan in Pennsylvania,” said Morrissey Turk, a Norfolk attorney. “My father would march around singing the Notre Dame fight song every Saturday. So (Weis) was definitely at the top of my list.”


This isn’t the first time some gentle persuasion, if not out-and-out luck, has worked for the club regarding Notre Dame. Through some local connections, the club signed up then-Irish head coach Lou Holtz for the ’89 jamboree even before that season began.


Come jamboree night, the club got to feature the reigning national champion coach as Holtz led Notre Dame to the consensus title.

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Virginia looks like fertile territory fo Coach Weis to look for some "good guys"


From SI (Cough!) Corry Mc Cartney today (exerpt)


At a crossroad

Groh faces tough task in replacing three assistants

Posted: Thursday December 8, 2005 12:51PM; Updated: Saturday December 10, 2005 5:25PM


Al Groh's Cavaliers finished 6-5 -- and lost three key assistant coaches.



SI.com's Cory McCartney takes a weekly look around the college football nation, with inside reports from each of the six BCS conferences and beyond.



If Virginia coach Al Groh hasn't sent his wish list to Santa yet, he may want to ask for a break -- because that's the one thing the Cavaliers coach could use about now. In the last week, Groh has lost both of his coordinators and his associate head coach, starting safety Tony Franklin has been charged with possession of marijuana and middle linebacker Ahmad Brooks is questionable with a back injury for the Music City Bowl against Minnesota on Dec. 30.


Just breathe, Al. Just breathe.


Offensive coordinator Ron Prince took his dream job at Kansas State and defensive coordinator Al Golden faces the gargantuan task of rebuilding Temple as it enters the Mid-American Conference. You might even argue that Danny Rocco is in a good situation at Division I-AA Liberty. But these vacancies put Groh in a bind he hasn't had to deal with since taking over in Charlottesville in the winter of 2000.


All three coaches were charter members of Groh's staff, and replacing them will determine not only the product on the field next season, but also affect who's on the field. Golden, Prince and Rocco were prime examples of Groh's philosophy of hiring young, energetic coaches who were willing to beat down recruits' doors. Golden and linebackers coach Mark D'Onofrio, who was Golden's roommate at Penn State and could join him at Temple, were a major part of Groh's New Jersey recruiting movement, a group that brought in 3,000-yard career rusher Wali Lundy. Their departures could have an effect on this fertile recruiting ground.


The state of Virginia Cavaliers' football is looking a lot like an episode of VH1's Behind The Music. We've got breakups and drugs, all we need is narrator Jim Forbes: "But backstage, things were falling apart."

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